Your festival needs you!

Your festival needs you!

Behind every great event there is a wonderful team of volunteers who make it happen.

If you can spare some time to help put on this amazing FREE festival for the people of Bridgnorth & beyond, we would love to hear from you!

If you love Rock, Acoustic, Folk or Classical music or even outdoor cinemas then there is a stage that needs your help!
We are planning a get-together on Tuesday 29 May from 8pm at The George on Hollybush Road.

If you can spare the time and are keen to get involved, then please come along!

Quayside Stage and Outdoor Film 2017

Quayside Stage Music 12:00-18:00 and Outdoor Cinema from 19:30 on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August

Come on down and celebrate the last day of this year’s Bridgnorth Festival with the chilled out atmosphere and dulcet tones of our Quayside stage. Join us from 12pm for a mixed afternoon of drum workshops, acoustic performances and talented songwriters. Bring the family down and enjoy the beautiful Bridgnorth riverside, superb ice cream and maybe a nice cold beverage!

In addition, once the sun has set and the music has come to an end, don’t go anywhere! Bridgnorth Outdoor Films are back and we will be screening a very special feature from 7:30pm. Follow the festival on social media as we will be announcing the film at the start of the festival….keeps you guessing!

12:00 – Ronnie Prudence Drumming Workshop
13:00 – Claire L Shaw
13:40 – Taylor-Louise
14:40 – Jacob March
15:40 – Steepways
16:45 – Annie & The Make Believe
19:30 – Outdoor Cinema – Film TBA

FREE Outdoor Cinema on December 19th beneath the Town Hall

FREE Outdoor Cinema on December 19th beneath the Town Hall

We’re back with more free outdoor film screenings on Monday December 19th from 6:30pm.

6:30pm The Grinch

8:30pm Gremlins

Raffle, drinks and mince pies

Outdoor Cinema December 19th 2016


Many thanks to our fantastic sponsors, we couldn’t put on our free events without them!

Reel Cinemas Majestic Cinema
The Friars
Addheat Midlands
Alley Katz Toy Shop
Bridgnorth Print
Tiger 6 Developments
Mike and Sarah’s Butchers
Bridgnorth Town Council


Raffle Prizes:
Mike and Sara’s — £25 voucher to spend the shop
Saros — £15 off any meal, Sun to Thursday (minimum spend £30)
Tiger 6 — Half case of wine (6 x bottles)
Alley Katz — a sack of various toys for all ages
Majestic (Reel Cinema) — Free cinema tickets


Halloween screening of Nightmare Before Christmas on Saturday October 29th

Halloween screening of Nightmare Before Christmas on Saturday October 29th

We had such a fantastic response to our August screening of Grease “Sing-a-long” and Star Wars – The Force Awakens, that we’re back at the Quayside on Saturday October 29th with the Tim Burton classic Nightmare Before Christmas at 7:00pm.

As well as the film screening we also have some great competitions lined up on the evening.

Kids Halloween fancy dress will be judged by the Majestic Cinema to win a family of four ticket to a film of your choice.
Adult Halloween fancy dress will be judged by Bamboo Wine Bar to win a meal for two.
Kids Pumpkin competition (under 12) – bring along your pumpkin for Charlie’s at the Old Mill to choose a winner for a ticket to meet their Mad Hatter at Christmas.
Adult Pumpkin competition – more details TBC very soon!

Many thanks to them for their help and an especially big thank you to Bamboo for taking care of the film licence fee.

Click on the poster for full size version

Click on the poster for full size version

More details will be announced as they become available, here on our website, on Facebook and twitter @BnorthFestival

The Friars – Town Hall Films

The Friars – Town Hall Films

It’s all well and good putting films on in a lovely public space like the underneath of the town hall but where is everyone going to sit?

It’s one thing asking people to come out and be in the cold for hours on end, its quite another to ask them to stand for the experience.

James from the Friars pub on St Mary’s Street had a great solution… hay bales!

The Friars - Town Hall Films Sponsor

Nothing says country market town like hay bales, so we jumped at the chance. James purchased 40 bales for the day, he also delivered and picked them up, while also running a farm and a pub…when does he sleep!

Some of the poor old bales didn’t quite survive but never fear, volunteers (including Councillor Geoff Davies) were at hand to sweep and bag up the bits so the Town Hall was back to normal ready for Tuesday morning.

The Friars, from everyone who came out to the see the films and from Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival – Thank You!

You can find out more about the Friars at

Majestic Cinema – Town Hall Films

Majestic Cinema – Town Hall Films

Volunteers from the Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival generously donated their own personal equipment for the free outdoor cinema event ‘Town Hall Films’ on the 21st December 2015, such as the projector and the P.A. but we were short of a screen.

Lot’s of ideas were banded around for this one but there is no denying that a proper screen was what we needed but we just didn’t have the money for one!

At the 11th hour, James from the Majestic Cinema (Reel Cinemas) saved the day. Guess what they have a spare of…yes…a screen!

Majestic Bridgnorth Reel cinemas

This type of screen usually has a solid wall behind it in a dark room so when it first went up, it was a little see though but a layer of tarpaulin behind it soon became the screen we had always hoped we would have.

Not only did they give us a screen to use, they have also said we can use it again in the future which means, watch this space 😉
On the evening itself, James came down on the rare occasion he gets time away from the cinema with a huge box of posters (some of them vary rare) and sold them at the event. This raised the rest of the money we needed for the licences, so all i can say is…

Reel Cinemas, from everyone who came out to the see the films and from Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival – Thank You!

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